Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - Is Kerala moving towards another 1947?

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    • Is Kerala moving towards another 1947?
    • C. I. Issac
    • On 15 August 2009, Justice Cyriac Joseph of the Supreme Court, while addressing the International Laity Conference organized by Commission for Laity of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church [CLSMCC] in Kochi, openly declared his commitment to the church is higher than to the judiciary! He said there was no decline in his affection and love for the Church [PTI, 15 August 2009; Janmabhoomi Daily, Kottayam, 17 August 2009]. The speech is undoubtedly a clear violation of his oath of allegiance.
    • Earlier he proved his commitment to the Church with an unconstitutional visit in the laboratory where narco tests were conducted on two priests and a nun accused of the murder of Sr. Abhaya on 27 March 1997 in Pius X Convent at Kottayam. Justice Joseph made an unauthorised visit in the Forensic Lab at Bangalore on 23 May 2008, and viewed the CD of the test – a gross violation of legal ethics.
    • Justice Cyriac Joseph was then Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. The CBI has reported the matter to the designated court [Janmabhoomi, Kottayam, 11 August 2009]. The purpose of his visit to the Lab is shrouded in mystery because the High Court of Kerala had noticed some dishonest editing of the CD!
    • The Catholic Church is planning to purchase 10,000 acres [approx. 24 sq km] of land in the Konkan area on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border to build an exclusive Catholic township, a matter of discussion in Church circles in recent years. This was formally proposed in the recent Assembly of CLSMCC at Kochi on 15 August, and the response was very positive. This was identified by the council as “second migration.” The first migration took place between 1920 and 1960 wherein Kottayam-based Christians occupied the revenue and forest lands of Northern Kerala and Southern Karnataka.
    • The above picture is sufficient to understand the forthcoming changes and their impact over the nation as a whole. The majority Hindu community is highly politicized and is not in a position to understand the depths of the problems it will face in the near future. Hence, for the sake of national integrity, the intervention of Hindus in the rest of India is unavoidable in this alarming situation of Kerala. 
    • The author is a retired Professor of History, and lives in Trivandrum